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Poster: L.A. Women Date: Nov 12, 2007 8:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs played twice in one show!

Betty and Dupree

As I remember reading the true story about Frank Dupree, he had the hots for this girl Betty. He robbed a jewelry store in Atlanta in 1912 and had to shot his way out killing a cop. He was finally cought up with in Detroit leaving a trail of distruction behind with more cops shot and killed. While on trial back in Georgia, his plea was, "I only wanted some of Betty's Jellyroll!" Hunter later wrote Dupree's Diamond Blues about the same story as this Betty and Dupree number here. Hunter said it was the only song he's ever written intoxicated.